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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Legacy, From Tech Leaders Who Knew Him Well

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Legacy, From Tech Leaders Who Knew Him Well

Photo caption: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks onstage at the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas in 2015. […] Photo by Filmmagic / Filmmagic via Getty. Article by Alex Konrad.

Tony Hsieh, bestselling author and longtime former CEO of ecommerce pioneer Zappos.com, died at age 46 on Friday. His tragic loss — and unusual impact on the tech and startup landscapes for the better part of three decades — set off an outpouring of condolences and messages of gratitude from leading politicians, entrepreneurs and investors.

Through his book “Delivering Happiness,” various business ventures and influence at conferences and in his hometown of Las Vegas, Hsieh touched many lives. Here, Forbes spoke with several tech leaders who knew him well — Sequoia partner Alfred Lin, Neo CEO Ali Partovi, Long Journey Ventures partner Cyan Banister and Lowercase Capital founder Chris Sacca — to hear their standout memories of Hsieh’s life and legacy, in answers that have been lightly edited for clarity. […]

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